Become a Pocatello firefighter! The Pocatello Fire Department hires from a list compiled from placement on the Civil Service exam. The exam takes place in January of odd-numbered years. To take the exam an application must be submitted to the City of Pocatello's Human Resources Department. The application deadline in usually November of even numbered years.
All individuals interested in employment as a firefighter with the City of Pocatello are required to take and score a minimum of 70% on the Civil Service Exam. The exam, held every other year, establishes an eligible register in rank order of exam scores. The eligible register is then used to hire new firefighters for a period of 2 years (unless the list is exhausted prior to that date). If you wish to be notified of the next Civil Service Exam (January 2019) please fill out and submit the Civil Service Exam Notification Form.
The examination establishes the Civil Service eligible register from which all new Firefighter appointments are made. If you plan on taking the exam in the future we suggest you review the Entry Level Fire Candidate Study Guide (PDF).